Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Board

BPAB Advisory Board

  • 3 p.m.
  • First Tuesday of every month
  • City Council Chambers
    140 W. Pine St.
    Missoula, MT 59802

Agendas & Minutes

Current Agendas and Minutes 

Agendas posted before October 1, 2014
Minutes posted before October 1 2014


The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board is responsible for being a citizen voice to the City regarding getting around by bicycle and on foot. This can include consideration of bicycle and pedestrian facilities, policies and behaviors.  

Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board Resources

BPAB Committee of the Whole Subcommittee

  • 7 p.m.
  • Last Tuesday of every month
  • Jack Reidy Conference Room
  • 140 W. Pine St.
    Missoula, MT 59802

Subcommittee Agendas & Minutes

Current Agendas
Current Minutes


The BPAB Committee of the Whole was established to provide a consistently scheduled publicly accessible venue for the advisory board to spend additional time to clarify recommendations to be submitted to the City prior to approval at the regular full advisory board meetings. As with all board meetings, this meeting is open to everyone and additional citizen input is encouraged.


  • Nine members
  • Three-year terms

Membership shall be representative of bicycling organizations, bicycle dealers, organizations concerned with education and safety, business organizations and private citizens concerned with non-motorized transportation issues (i.e. commuting, persons with disabilities, aging community, recreations, high school students). Qualifications include being a resident of the City of Missoula. 

Appointment by the Mayor is subject to Council confirmation. 

Members Start of Term End of Term
Leora Bar-el Sept. 16, 2014 Sept. 15, 2017
Gene Schmitz Dec. 12, 2016 Sept. 30, 2017
Peter Drakos Sept. 28, 2015 Sept. 30, 2017
Ryan Yearous Oct. 1, 2015 Sept. 30, 2018
Cory Simenson Aug. 14, 2017 Sept. 30, 2018
Bob Wachtel (Chair) Oct. 1, 2015 Sept. 30, 2018
Gillian Thornton Dec. 12, 2016 Sept. 30, 2019
Jeff Schmerker Dec. 12, 2016 Sept. 30, 2019
Britt Arnesen Nov. 7, 2016 Sept. 15, 2019


Missoula Municipal Code (MMC) 2.96
Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board By-laws

City Council Committee

Public Works  

For more information contact the department liaison Ben Weiss, Bicycle Pedestrian Program Manager - Development Services, 552-6352.


Position vacancies are advertised in the media approximately one month in advance. Interested in serving on a board? These are the vacant positions we are recruiting now.